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  (Source: AnandTech)
Newegg lists Windows Home Sever OEM for $190

Microsoft is finally ready to roll with its Windows Home Server software platform. The Redmond, Washington-based software company pushed out a release candidate version of the software in June and released it to manufacturing in mid-July.

Microsoft Windows Home Server (32-bit) is now available to purchase by anyone looking to turn an old PC into a multi-functional storage/media/backup/remote access hub. Newegg lists the OEM version of the software on its website for $189.99.

Windows Home Server doesn't feature outlandish system requirements and will likely run just fine on a machine that is four or five years old. The bare minimum requirements are a 1GHz Pentium III processor and 512MB of RAM and many users have found much success with similar hardware.

For those that would prefer to buy a pre-built Windows Home Server system, there are plenty of solutions on the way. HP has a $599, 500GB EX470 server and a $799, 1TB EX475 server while competing solutions from Velocity Micro are also in the works.

Other companies who will produce Windows Home Server systems include Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Iomega LaCie and Medion.

For more information on Windows Home Server and all of its features, be sure to check out AnandTech's preview.



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RE: sticker shock
By Chris Peredun on 10/11/2007 2:31:48 PM , Rating: 2
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I have never understood on Dailytech why a $50 delta of cost really makes a difference? "When Xbox 360 drops by $50, then I'll buy it" or something similar for HD-DVD players.


It might be a "small" delta, but enough drops in the bucket give you a full pail. That $50 can pay two week's gas for my car, food for the pets, Internet for a month ...

And the tendency of gadget-oriented individuals means they're never buying just one piece of technology at a time. When it's $50 saved on an Xbox 360, PS3, HD-DVD, WHS, and a new motherboard - "why, that's $200 I just saved!"


RE: sticker shock
By omnicronx on 10/11/2007 3:26:59 PM , Rating: 2
People like saving money, and bragging about doing so. Really in the end though you are right, the delta of $50 is so small on a product like the xbox 360 that it makes you wonder, if you are that tight for cash why are you spending $400?


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